Jack Russell cut out of underground pipe by firecrews

first_img Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. Firefighters had to dig out a Jack Russell when she became stuck in an underground drain as she chased a rabbit.Mischievous Lilly darted headlong into the narrow 16-metre long pipe but found herself jammed about a third of the way in.Her frantic owner raised the alarm when they failed to coax her out and three firecrews responded.They tried to free Lilly with chimney rods but when that failed decided they had no option but dig down to the pipe and carefully cut an escape hole.Guided by a flexicam, they used hand tools and a steel saw to remove part of the pipe and ease out Lilly who was lightly sedated by a vet during the rescue.The four year-old pet was then returned to her grateful owner had anxiously watched the drama in Wells, Somerset.Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue said: “On arrival crews discovered a four year old Jack Russell dog trapped in the metal drainage pipe which was eight millimetres in diameter.”last_img

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